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Windows 7: Windows 98SE in VitualBox help

08 Nov 2010   #1

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Windows 98SE in VitualBox help

I am currently trying to install Windows 98SE in VitualBox so I can play games that I can't even get to run in XP Mode that were originally made for 3.1/95/98. I have set up a VM with 64MB of RAM and a 2GB Hard Drive, but I can't figure out how to install Windows 98 from the disc. All I see is this:

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I'm completely new to VitualBox and anything I find online is written by people that know what they are doing and assume readers know what they are doing. I, obviously, don't know what I am doing. Any help is appreciated.



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08 Nov 2010   #2

 
 

Do you have a bootable ISO of Windows 98? If so you need to set the advanced option in VB to boot from the CD/DVD first. You will also need to load the ISO under the advanced CD options.
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08 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I have a 98 disc. Do I need to convert into a ISO with ImgBurn?
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08 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Okay. I have a bootable ISO. I have the vitual hard drive formated as FAT32. The only thing I can't make happen is have Windows 98SE install. The prompt says that the cd drive is E:. But when I try "E:\setup", as discribed on the MS website, nothing happens. Any clue whats going on?
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08 Nov 2010   #5

 
 

Let me install it and i'll give it a try. I've had it installed so I know it works
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08 Nov 2010   #6

 
 

only win98se is a bootable disc i think. If you have the disc, just put in in your cd drive and set it to boot the cd drive first in vbox system options for your win98 guest. If your disc in not bootable, you need to install dos first, then install from the win98 cd.

EDIT: try this link for tips. http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9918


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08 Nov 2010   #7

 
 

I've stumbled uppon some issues with Running Win98 using the standard setup. It involves booting an MSDOS floppy disk and forcing ACPI support uppon installing Windows 98. Once done i'll get a tutorial up for it detailing exactly how to do it.

There is 1 already Here which could help you in the mean time but I can add images to spruce things up
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08 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I had download a different ISO and its installing now. I've read that it runs slow but that should be managable.
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08 Nov 2010   #9

 
 

Same here, i'm installing now and getting snips as I go
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08 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I have a recycle bin. Now to just figure out how to get Doom on it.
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